Under warranty of the original owner you wouldn't have a a problem I think. But many are not original owners and are left out in the cold. I use to have a A5L I purchaced brand new and while visiting the showcase one time I asked if I could purchase a backup new gold tailpiece for it sense I usually put a lot of wear on a tailpiece. First was told probably not then was told I could sense I was really a owner of the A5L. They were very nice. Eric Sullivan said a lot of people buy Gibson parts to resale and they frown on that and that was what they were watching out for. This was right around or just before Gibson cut down their dealers to just a few. Danny Roberts has been a big help to me in the past. But sometimes Gibson is hard to figure out for sure. They still make my favorite instrument tho.
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